self-publishing events weeks 23 and 24 2019

Each week I do at least one self-publishing advice video or audio event online. And once a month I run a workshop for creative entrepreneurs. Here are this week’s self-publishing events weeks 23 and 24 2019.

Self-publishing events weeks 23 and 24 2019: ALLi Self-Publishing Fiction & Non-Fiction: How to Be a Productive Author-Publisher

This week Dan Blank and I surveyed research-backed methods by which authors can boost their productivity.

The wide-ranging discussion took in how to best prepare body and mind, setting daily priorities, blocking out time and how to shut out distractions, including social media.

Plus: ways to map and log your weekly progress, including the Go Creative! in Business Facebook group. There we map intentions each week under the three hats a creative entrepreneur has to wear: maker, manager and maximizer. And log what we’ve actually succeeded in accomplishing by the end of each week.

If you missed it, you can watch a replay of the Facebook Live session here. And it will be released as an audio podcast on the Alliance of Independent Author’s Self-Publishing Advice Center’s podcast page at the weekend.

You can subscribe to the ALLi podcast here.

Self-publishing events weeks 23 and 24 2019: #AskALLi Member Q&A: The Best and Most Ethical Giveaway Methods

In this month’s Member Q&A, Michael La Ronn and I answer member questions on Facebook Live.

Questions this month include:

  • What are the best and ethical methods to do a giveaway without using Goodreads or Amazon giveaways?
  • If I’ve self-published my business advice book but want to submit it to a publisher, do I still need to write a book proposal?
  • What is the best way to brand a nonfiction self-help series?

And more… There is still time to submit your questions here and you can also have your questions answered live during the session (bring along your membership number).

How to attend:

Go to this video page just before we’re due to start on Saturday 8th June at 1pm BST (8am EST, 5.30pm IST, 10pm AEST). Facebook will notify you to tune in.

I hope to see you there.

Self-publishing events weeks 23 and 24 2019: Self-Publishing Poetry

  • Are you a poet who would like to reach a wider audience for your work?
  • A writer who used to write poetry or who thinks poetry books don’t sell?
  • A poetry reader who likes hearing poets read or perform?

Then this event is for you.

Next Tuesday 11th June at 8pm BST (3pm EST, 12.30am Wed 15th IST, 5am Wed 15th AEST), the “SELF-PUBLISHING POETRY CLINIC PLUS ONLINE OPEN MIC” features Hannah Gordon, Director of Spoken Word London.

It’s a warm and welcoming space for poets of all kinds, at every stage of development, and for everyone who loves the spoken and written word.

Poetry has never been more popular and all of the self-publishing platforms report that poetry books are selling far more than ever before.

If you’d like to know more about the indie poet book revolution, just turn up here, Tuesday next, 8pm London Time.

If you’d like to take part, you must register to Read or Perform. Write to me, telling me a little about yourself and your poetry, and Sarah will put you on the list if we have space.

We have space for up to seven poets in addition to the featured poet, on a first-come, first served basis (My Patreon patrons get first choice).

You must also ensure your sound is good enough to be included in our podcast (we’ll send details of what you need).

Follow my Patreon Page for Updates (it’s free to follow).

How to attend:

Go to this video page just before we’re due to start on Tuesday 11th June at 8pm BST, 3pm EST, 12.30pm (next day) IST, 5am (next day) AEST. Facebook will notify you to tune in.

I hope to see you there.

Till then, happy writing, publishing and creating!


If you’ve been motivated, moved or inspired by my writing, or any of my work, please consider becoming a patron. On my Patreon Page, I offer exclusive poetry to my most loyal readers: my patrons. And there I also offer an Online Open mic and Advice Clinic for poets.

If you already do support, then a deep bow, and THANK YOU. Namaste. Sonas mór leat.